Retinal Detachment and
Lasik, Bladeless Lasik, PRK, etc.
myopic individuals have a higher risk for
retinal detachment, with our without
refractive surgery. The extra length of the myopic eye creates
pressures on the retina that pulls it away from the back of
the eye. For this reason, very highly myopic individuals may
not be appropriate for conventional or
Bladeless Lasik, or
Epi-Lasik, but may be appropriate for other types of refractive
LASEK. In the Lasik and Bladeless Lasik process, a
microkeratome is affixed to the eye with a suction ring.
This suction greatly increases the
IOP of the eye for a brief time. This internal pressure
may negatively affect a retinal detachment or someone predisposed
to a retinal detachment. Be sure to discuss with your refractive
surgeon any concerns you may have regarding a previous retinal
detachment, and any refractive surgery should be pre-approved
by your retina specialist.
The lens-based procedures
P-IOL are significantly more invasive than other forms of
refractive surgery and require special attention to patients
who have a history of retinal detachment or are predisposed
to retinal detachment.
If you are ready
to choose a doctor to be evaluated for Lasik or any refractive
surgery procedure, we highly recommend you consider a doctor who
has been evaluated and certified by the USAEyes nonprofit
Locate a USAEyes Evaluated & Certified Lasik Laser Eye Surgery
and Choose With Confidence
Last updated Saturday,
August 18, 2012